#17: Nick Bower

M.I.A, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Gareth Pugh, Riccardo Tisci, Francesca Versace and John Galliano – just to mention a few – have all come from London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins.

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Its therefore no wonder Stussy has become such a power house brand with designers such as Nick Bower part of their team, who shares the same history as these listed successful creatives, being a part of the London institute’s alumni.

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The South African designer has helped bring Stussy further in its appeal through focusing on a lifestyle more than fashion itself, with their streetwear being a product that caters to a culture first before trends.

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Its this ideal of putting street culture first, and fashion second that has resulted in the brand being so heavily embraced.

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– Creative Director, Jonathan Lubala

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